Lando Norris is a British Racing driver currently competing in Formula One with Mclaren. He won the MSA Formula championship in 2015. In 2016, he won the Toyota Racing Series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, and Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup. He also received the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award in 2016. He subsequently won the 2017 FIA Formula 3 European Championship and was runner-up to George Russell in the 2018 Formula 2 Championship.
Born on 13 November 1999 in Bristol, Norris is the son of Adam Norris, one of Bristol’s richest people. His mother Cisca is from the Flanders regions of Belgium. Norris was educated at Millfield School in Street, Somerset. Norris always looked at Valentino Rossi as an inspiration and currently resides in Woking, close to Mclaren’s headquarters.
Norris started competitive karting at the age of seven and would progress to win the CIK-FIA KF World Championship in 2014. In 2015, he would win the MSA Formula Series and also make occasional appearances in the ADAC Formula 4 championship. In 2016, he would win the Toyota Racing Series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, and Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup and then graduate to Formula 3 European Championship and win that in 2017. Norris would then compete in the Formula 2 Championship where he won the very first race of the championship. He would come close to winning the title but the honors would go to George Russell at the end of the season. It was announced at this time that Norris would be driving for Mclaren in the 2019 season alongside Carlos Sainz.
Lando Norris made his debut with Mclaren in the 2019 season. In his very first season, Norris would show an impressive turn of pace as he would outqualify Carlos Sainz, 11-10, throughout the season, His racecraft would still need some improvement as he would finish the season 11th in the championship with 49 points as compared to 96 points for his teammate.
Norris would make further improvements in the 2020 season that would feature him get the first podium of his career at the Austrian Grand Prix. He would finish the season 9th in the championship just 8 points behind his teammate in what would be a marked improvement from the previous season.
Norris would team up with Daniel Ricciardo for the 2021 season at Mclaren.
- Autosport British Competition Driver of the Year(2019)
- Autosport British Competition Driver of the Year(2020)
- Autosport National Driver of the Year(2017)
- Mclaren Autosport BRDC Award(2016)
- Autosport British Club Driver of the Year(2016)